John Pershing: Biography & Quotes


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How did Pershing earn his nickname, 'Black Jack' Pershing?

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1. What future president did Pershing meet in the Spanish-American War who later appointed him to the rank of Brigadier General?

2. What role was Pershing assigned in the Mexican Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet will challenge your knowledge of John 'Black Jack' Pershing, and his military accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore the following topics using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Pershing's disagreement with his European allies
  • The task appointed to Pershing during Mexican Civil War
  • Pershing's prefer tactical approach

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - determine how Pershing's time spent fighting in the Spanish-American War is tied to his promotion to Brigadier General
  • Reading comprehension - display that you have retained the needed information to recall the origin of John Pershing's nickname
  • Knowledge application - demonstrate your ability to analyze the material correctly by answering a question about Pershing's role during the Mexican Civil War

Additional Learning

To know more details about the life and career of John Pershing, complete the brief lesson entitled John Pershing: Biography & Quotes. This lesson analyzes topics, including:

  • Pershing's marriage and children
  • The American Expeditionary Force
  • Pershing achieving the rank of 'General of the Armies'